Wheeling High School's SHADES Multicultural Club invites community members to experience the school's rich diversity by attending the 2012 Variety Show, "GOOD TIME" on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the school's Robert E. Sang Theater.
Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for students with ID, without an ID, $6; and $4 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the show are applied toward two scholarships, awarded to two deserving seniors who have demonstrated leadership within the club, school and community.
The entertaining and enlightening shows are designed to help students gain respect and appreciation for each other's performances, according to SHADES' sponsors, Bertha Sanchez and Rebecca Canady.
"We hope to express to the community a greater understanding and commitment to helping humanity recognize and relish its oneness," said Sanchez. "The student performers experience a sense of accomplishment and pride in themselves, and will witness the ultimate triumph of racial unity."
S.H.A.D.E.S is an acronym for Students Helping to Accept Diversity in Every Situation. Originating in 1989, the Multicultural Club was initially put together to educate students and teachers and to reduce tension and problems that were occurring that year. It has evolved into an organization that strives to show students that tolerance and understanding is the antidote to bigotry and fear. For more information about the club or the show, call (847) 718-7074.